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The beauty of the Verdon



Explore the spectacular landscapes of the Verdon Gorge, the largest canyon in Europe, which has so much to offer for everyone.
Carved by the Verdon River, with its white-water rapids and cliffs, enjoy the various activities available in the region. From sporting activities such as kayaking, hiking, or cycling, to enjoying tranquil walks or pedalo through the gorge, to watching the eagles and vultures flying high over the gorge.
You can also take the Route des Crètes to the lower gorge which has breathtaking views or enjoy one of the Provencal villages perched high in the gorge with their amazing views, restaurants, and markets. Enjoy a drive through the region passing the beautiful vineyards, lavender, and sunflower fields, or enjoy a fun day on fabulous Lac Sainte Croix, or simply relax and enjoy the sun - there is something for everyone. 

The 5 colours of Verdon



Blue



Here in the Verdon, the sky remains bluer for longer and is more intense than anywhere else.

Beige



The rocks which frame the course of the Verdon river are exposed by the hollowed-out gorges.

Green



While there are few large trees the Verdon is covered with large shrubs of varying varieties with wonderful fragrant smells.

TURQUOISE



The Turquoise color of the Verdon river and its lakes makes it one of the most unique sights in all the region.
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Purple



The beautiful lavender fields which surround the territory of the Verdon attract visitors from all over the world.

The multiple activities



AUPS, A character villages of Var



A Character village of Var, Aups has been able to preserve some historical vestiges in its heritage: ramparts, ruins of a fortified castle, Gothic collegiate church...
The Lac de Sainte Croix is only about twenty kilometers away and offers you all the pleasures of swimming, but also canoeing and pedal boarding. Thrill-seekers can try all the white water sports in the Gorges du Verdon (rafting, canyoning) without forgetting the many climbing routes and long-distance hiking trails that will take you through magnificent landscapes.
Depending on the time of year, from Aups you can travel throughout the region visiting the Character Villages of Var but also have the choice between spending the day at the sea, which is only 60 km away, or spending the day in a ski resort, the closest of which is only 80kms from the village.